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Oct 14, 2012 5:40am EDT
to take this message to the people. rex thank you, mr. perot. mr. clinton, how would you like to respond? >> i believe that character is the part of being president. you have to look at it. that has to be a part of candidates for president are being president. in terms of programs, i submitted four the from budget to congress in great detail, so heavy that would give a broken back. everything in there says what i'm for. now have come out with a new agenda for america's renewal, i plan that i believe it really will help stimulate the growth -- to grow this economy. my record on world affairs is well known because i've been president foro fouryears. nobody likes -- you know, nobody likes -- likes "who shot john? " but i think the first negative campaign run in this election was by governor clinton. and i'm not going to sit there and be a punching bag. i'm going to stand up and say, "hey, listen, here's my side of it." but character is an important part of the equation. the other night, governor clinton raised -- i don't know if you saw the debate the other night? suffered through t
CSPAN
Oct 13, 2012 10:45pm EDT
governor bill clinton, the democratic nominee. my name is carole simpson and i will be the moderator for tonight's 90 minutes' debate coming to you from the campus of the university of richmond in virginia. >> tonight's program is unlike any other presidential debate in history -- we're making history now and it's pretty exciting. an independent polling firm has selected an audience of 209 uncommitted voters from this area. the candidates will be asked questions by these voters on a topic of their choosing -- anything they want to ask about. my job as moderator is to, you know, take care of the questioning, ask questions myself if i think there needs to be continuity and balance, and sometimes i might ask the candidates to respond to what another candidate may have said. now the format has been agreed to by representatives of both the republican and democratic campaigns. and there is no subject matter that is restricted -- anything goes, we can ask anything. after the debate, the candidates will have an opportunity to make a closing statement. so, president bush, i think you said it
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2012 6:00am EDT
amendments to the constitution because of the way the constitution reads. >> thank you. governor clinton? >> i know they're popular but i'm against them. i'll tell you why. i believe, no. 1, it would pose a real problem for a lot of smaller states in the congress, would have enough trouble now making sure their interests are heard. no. 2, i think it would increase the influence of unelected staff members in the congress who have too much influence already. i want to cut the size of the congressional staffs, but i think you're going to have too much influence there with people who were never elected who have lots of expertise. no. 3, if the people really have a mind to change, they can. you're going to have 120 to 150 new members of congress. now let me tell you what i favor instead; i favor strict controls on how much you can spend running for congress. strict limits on political action committees. requirements that people running for congress appear in open public debates like we're doing now. if you did that, you could take away the incumbent's advantage because challengers like me wou
CSPAN
Oct 8, 2012 10:00am EDT
and turn it into a campbell soup of politics, which is what you had with the clintons, they had a very long history and years of service. how do you manage through a crisis? what happens when that prices outside starts to shake the confidence inside? how do you get control of a narrative that is escaping? all those things are available when you look at 2008 and even in 2012. some people get their lessons from the board room. some people get them from the classroom. some people get them from playing field. some people get them from the battlefield. i get mine from the campaign trail. personal and organizational success. we will talk a little about a few things tonight. i want to do three things tonight. first, i want you to love campaigns the way i do. we'll talk a little about what it's like to be on a campaign. i will tell a little bit of my story for the student trying to navigate your way to success, second. so maybe we can open up some questions around that. finally, question and answer. i hope we can explore a little bit about language and by experience, talk about what people are
CSPAN
Oct 5, 2012 8:00pm EDT
the main reasons record surpluses under bill clinton were turned into record deficits under george bush is because we put two wars and two tax cuts on a credit card. and now governor romney wants another $5 trillion in tax cuts that he can't pay for? not if i have anything to say about it. that's not going to happen. [applause] we are not going to let this country fall backward. not now. not with so much at stake. we've got to move forward. we need to invest in small business and manufacturers who create jobs here in the united states. we need to recruit 100,000 math and science teachers, train two million workers at community college, bring down the cost of college tuition. we need to -- [cheers and applause] we need to cut our oil imports in half. create thousands more jobs in clean energy. we need to use the savings from ending the wars in iraq and afghanistan to help pay down our deficit and put people back to work doing some nation building right here at home. that's the agenda we need. that's how you strengthen the middle class. that's how you keep moving forward. that's the
CSPAN
Oct 9, 2012 7:00am EDT
that he wants? obama has had to dramatically, as did george w. bush and bill clinton before him. campaigns are about one vision of the world that is critical of their opponent, whether it is the incumbent or the previous president. for example, george w. bush on russia said bill clinton was wrong, he personalize our relationship, invested too much in boris yeltsin, and that is a disaster. i will be a realist, thinking about america's national interest, and what did he do? he got into office, met with vladimir putin, looked into his eyes, and famously saw his soul, so people pivot. barack obama said he would negotiate with our enemies and our friends, and outlined a new policy of engagement to iran and north korea. those things did not happen. reality did not permit it. the record is running on would have astonished many supporters of barack obama in 2008. host: susan glasser is the editor in chief of "foreign policy magazine." here's a question from tony on twitter. the obama reset with russia, bush looking into platooned's soul neither worked well. this is a part of the region
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2012 2:00pm EDT
, secretary of state hillary clinton told reporters that there is still much that the administration does not know about the september 11 attack on the consulate in libya. earlier in the week the oversight committee heard testimony from department officials on whether the level of security there was adequate prior to the attack. here is a portion of that hearing, starting with q&a from chairman carol eisa. -- daryl isa. >> yesterday made a significant press announcement. the documents in that book all indicate unclassified. are you prepared to deliver those documents to us at this time? >> my understanding is that we made an information available last night and this morning. that material is still here and we would be glad to meet with committee or staff afterwards. >> no, we want it for this hearing. the information was not classified. it was perhaps embarrassing. can you make that available at this time? >> mr. chairman, the individual pieces may be classified, but the totality must be considered to be restricted. the context is important. >> i agree with you. with that, i now move
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2012 3:05am EDT
clinton proposed. the senate budget committee -- >> three times -- excuse me, three times bigger than what president clinton proposed? >> that was in an ad, jim, that was knocked down by the journalists who analyzed the ad and said it was misleading. >> my turn? >> yes, sir. >> forget the journalists. he proposed more than walter mondale and michael dukakis combined. this is a big spender. and he ought to be proud of it, it's part of his record. we jt ha aifferent philosophy. let me talk about tax relief. if you pay taxes, you ought to get tax relief. the vi president believes only the right people ought to get tax relief. i don't think that's the role of the president to pick you're right and you're not right. i think if you're going to have tax relief, everybody ought to get it. and therefore, wealthy peoe are going to get it. but the top 1% will end up paying one-third of the taxes america and they get one- fifth of the benefits. and that's because we structured the plan so that six million additional american families pay no taxes. if you're a family of four making $50,000 in miss
CSPAN
Oct 13, 2012 7:00am EDT
did a good job. martha did seem to interrupt and challenge ryan more. next up is clinton veered clinton joins us from virginia on our republican line. caller: good morning. i was in the other room and have the volume turned up loudly. take and the entire debate. and i had a hard time in the initial stages of it telling if martha was on the side of the republicans or democrats. i thought she was -- they brought in a third party that was arguing for the democrats. to me she was very biased, initially. and, again, the term moderator -- she is supposed to take an active role in moderating what is said. and it seems as one of the other callers mentioned, it was more like watching a circus. host: is there an ideal moderator in your mind? someone you would like to see moderate these debates? caller: you have to go back to the 1970's to find someone who is impartial. today it seems that every one has an overstatement -- that is an overstatement. but ones that i have seen, of course everyone has an opinion, and that is going to be difficult for me to take a specific one. host: that as cl
CSPAN
Oct 8, 2012 7:00am EDT
from clinton, illinois. matt is waiting on the independent line. good morning. caller: mitt romney needs to go after the whole libya at incident. he may have made a few missteps regarding coming out with information, but he needs to layoff of that, because it is one thing that he can actually use. i do not know if it will help his foreign policy, because obama can just come back and say -- that is what i did -- but that is something he will really have to focus on if he wants to do those foreign policy speeches. host: thank you for giving us a ring this morning. you want to show you a little bit from that speech released yesterday. mitt romney is expected to say that he knows the president hopes for a safer and freer and more prosperous middle east -- host: we want to bring in now from "the washington post" a reporter to talk about this speech today. thank you for joining us today. caller: thank you for having me on. host: what does mitt romney have to do in this speech? caller: as was mentioned this morning, this will be late in the game for him to be giving a speech like this. ea
CSPAN
Oct 11, 2012 7:00am EDT
again and the democratic party will pick up a senate seat. bill clinton spoke in indianapolis and exposed the tea party rhetoric in what mike murdoch wanted to do. it's not acceptable to the american people. i do believe the republican party is trying to trick everybody and the press is somewhat compliant because they know when these things are not true. host: as we said, in our last hour-and-a-half we will focus on the key races in the house. we will have the executive directors of the national congressional committees from the democratic and republican parties. princeton professor julian zelizer r will be with us next to talk about the importance of past debates. that's next as we continue our conversation about tonight's vice presidential debate in danville, kentucky. there is the stage. live coverage this morning and continuing throughout. tonight we will have a preview program at 7:00 p.m. eastern and the debate at 9:00 p.m. we will be right back. >[video clip] >> this government has maintained the closest surveillance of the soviet military buildup on the island of cuba. wit
CSPAN
Oct 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
. here is the front page of "the washington post" this morning. clinton was among the first obama administration officials to publicly condemn the attack and warned the deaths of ambassador christopher stevens and three other americans." host: "and the administration account of the attack. the state department instead will send a trusted to rid diplomat along with three security officials. had the hearing, as they depart officials provide new details about the attack while asserting there was no way to predict or prevent the sustained assault." as we read from "the washington times," they took away any claims that this attack was due to protests about that video. that is a front page of "washington times." they also include a timeline, a brief chronology about the aftermath of the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya, if you are interested in that, in "the washington times." david miliband writes this morning -- host: that is some background for you before you tune in to the hearing. our coverage at noon today, that is when the hearing begins. chad, silver spring, maryland, indep
CSPAN
Oct 10, 2012 1:00pm EDT
classified and can only be dealt with in classified sessions. as secretary clinton has said. the american people expect that the family who lost loved ones -- families who lost loved ones deserve an accurate accounting. we lost friends and colleagues, a cross section of those who put their lives on the line every day. in the inherently dangerous work of diplomatic service to our nation. the secretary has already appointed a review board and is working to determine if our security systems and procedures where appropriate in light of the threat environment and whether they were properly implemented. the secretary has asked us to work as quickly and transparency as pot -- transparently as possible. this is a complicated review that will take time. we will be better able to assess the information we have. until then, it is an incomplete picture and, as a result, our answers today will be incomplete. we have always made clear we were given the best information we had at the time. for example, if any administration official, including any career official, were on television sunday, september 16
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2012 10:00am EDT
clinton need their vote to pass again. how do you do that? doesn't render the and services less powerful? >> we do not know. we can say they think might happen. there have been a number of locations where the house republican congress has been united, passing good legislation that conservative support it. that made sense for taxpayers all over the session. you will see that again. they can speculate all they want. our job is to push policy in the direction we can. when we have been most united is will we have put forward good conservative principles, but policy and legislation. you will see more of that as we move into the next congress. >> can i ask you about the attacks and libya against the ambassador there? there is a hearing held this past week. the "washington post" noted house republican tax cut spending for embassy security by 128 million. and that under paul ryan's budget an additional 400 million would be cut to embassy security. was that wrong to do in hindsight? >> what was wrong in hindsight was the way the department and state handled this situation. the hearing make clear
CSPAN
Oct 12, 2012 6:00am EDT
together with the former clinton budget director. here is the point. if we do not fix this soon, current seniors get caught. 10,000 people are retiring every single day. >> if we just allow medicare to bargain for the cost of drugs, that would save $156 billion right off the bat. folks, all you seniors, have you been denied choices? have you lost medicare advantage? >> if it could help solve the problem, why not very slowly raise the medicare eligibility age by two years? >> i was there when we did that with social security in 1983. i was one of eight people negotiating with president reagan. we all got together and everybody said as long as everybody is in the deal, and everybody is making some sacrifice, we can find a way. we made the system solvent to 2033. we will not be part of any voucher plan eliminating -- the doctor says, mom, when you are 65, shop for the best insurance, you are out of medicare. it will not keep pace with health care costs. if it did keep pace, there would be no savings. that is why they go to the voucher. we will be no part of the voucher program or t
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2012 4:00pm EDT
tonight at 8:00 on c-span. >> on friday secretary of state hillary clinton said the state department cannot prevent every act of violence. talking about the september attack on benghazi. clinton said chris stevens knew the risk when he volunteered for the assignment. he was a speaker for north africa. this is 40 minutes. >> none of them are very hard. the first job is i want to welcome my friends and ambassadors. we honored that you came to join us today. second i want to ask after our keynote address is done, you all remain in your seats to help get the party out of the room. and my third task is to introduce somebody who needs less of an introduction than anybody in washington. general brother croft is national security advice tor to ford and bush. a graduate of west point. i think for all of us who have worked with him he's a model of judgment here in washington. he's a counselor and trustee of crirks is and i introduce general to introduce our keynote speaker. thank you. >> good afternoon. it's a real pleasure for me to be able to stand here for jon and introduce our speaker toda
CSPAN
Oct 10, 2012 10:00am EDT
hours. a for your witnesses have been called. secretary of state clinton has not been called to testify before the committee. while darrell issa has not directly criticize secretary clinton, one of his lieutenants , a ut representative, did on tuesday, arguing the white house and clinton had been more concerned with normalizing relations with libya posing new government and with security. the hearing should get under way shortly. h[captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> the committee will come to order. would you please take your seats? perhaps most appropriately today and the oversight committee mission statement reads "we exist to secure two fundamental principles. first, that americans have a right to know that the money washington takes from them is well spent. second, americans deserve an efficient, effective government that works for them. our duty on the oversight and government reform committee is to protect these rights. solemn responsibility is to hold government accountable to taxpayers, because taxpa
CSPAN
Oct 9, 2012 10:00am EDT
mass dictates that you cannot have it all. arithmetic, as president clinton said. the reality is that any past or on tax reform that promises to cut rates will either end up failing to reduce the deficit or failing to protect the middle class from a net tax increase. you can, at most, achieved two of these goals. anyone pushing a plan purporting to accomplish all three is not telling the truth. the sooner we are honest with ourselves about this, the easier it will be to negotiate an actual compromise on taxes and on deficit reduction. in 1986, we chose to cut the top rate and protect the middle class. we did not seek to reduce the deficit. simpson-bowles seeks to cut the top rate and reduce the deficit but did not shield the middle class. we need a third approach that project -- prioritizes reducing the deficit and protecting the middle class and is willing to forgo a reduction in the top rate and that is what i am proposing today. what should this proposal look like? it would have three principles -- first, as in 1986, it still makes sense to reduce the number of expenditures in the
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 7:00am EDT
year that we should go back to the rates we had when bill clinton was president creating 23 million new jobs and creating more millionaires to boot. we can not only reduce the deficit, encourage job growth through small businesses that we're able to make the investments that are necessary in indication our energy. host: president obama wednesday night at the first debate. alan viard. guest: there are a few things i would take issue with. the bush tax cut to expire for the high income levels and we would be going back to the rate prevailed under president clinton. that is not quite right. there will be a new tax called the unearned medicare income tax will impose an extra 3.8% on interest, dividends, and capital gains. that will be 3.8% higher than clinton tax rates. there will also be a medicare tax will increase. i think that 18 numbers right for cutting taxes on small businesses. republicans have made a tactical mistake when they tried to market this on the ground that they are for small business. the goal of the tax cut is to remove distortions in the economy, but when you focus on i
CSPAN
Oct 9, 2012 5:00pm EDT
when bill clinton was president and our economy had the biggest surplus in history, and created a lot of millionaires. governor romney said it is fair that he pays a lower tax rate and a teacher or autoworker who makes $50,000. he is wrong. i refuse to ask middle-class families to give up their deductions for having a home or raising a kid, just to pay for another millionaire's tax cut. i refuse to pay for that tax cut by asking students to pay more for college, taking kids out of head start programs, or eliminating health care for millions of americans who are poor or disabled or elderly. that is the choice we face in this election. that is what the election comes down to. over and over, we have been told by governor romney, congressman ryan, and their allies in congress, that unless government can do everything, they should do almost nothing. if you cannot afford health insurance, and do not get sick. if a country releases air pollution, that is the price of progress. if you cannot afford to go to college, just borrow money from your parents. you know what? that is not who we are. t
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 1:25am EDT
clinton and reagan, the big -- it is hard to know whether the republican party, where they will point the blame if that happens. this question is how they decide to 0 spend the next four years. i think it is hard to tell. there is some hope in looking back. >> reagan was also considered a far right lunatic running a far right republican party at the time, by whoever the tom equivalent was at the time. but in fact, he wasn't. life is just a little more complicated despite your careful analysis. >> he raised taxes when we -- >> that's why i think parties in opposition tend to be less responsible than parties in power. i think you would tend to agree with that. you are agreing from your point of view. i can think of times when the other party also behaved irresponsibly. and the question to me is, if romney is elected, then you have the party that you think was irresponsible now in a position where they have to govern, and we'll see what happens with that. this generally tends to pull parties more toward the center no matter what. i think when someone becomes president, just the way the l
CSPAN
Oct 13, 2012 8:55pm EDT
george bush, arkansas governor bill clinton, and independent candidate ross perot. next, the town hall debate from the 2000 presidential campaign. the texas governor george w. bush debated democratic vice- president al gore. this was the third and final presidential debate that year, held at washington university in st. louis, with an audience of undecided voters. it is about an hour and 45 minutes. >> good evening from the field house at washington university in st. louis. i'm jim lehrer of the newshour on pbs, and i welcome you to this third and final campaign 2000 debate between the democratic candidate for president, vice president al gore, and the republican candidate, governor george w. bush of texas. let's welcome the candidates now. [applause] >> how you doing? >> governor. >> how are you all? >> before proceeding tonight we would like to observe a moment of silence in memory of governor mel carnahan of missouri, who along with his son and his former chief of staff, died in a private plane crash last night near st. louis. a reminder, as we continue now, that these debates
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 10:00am EDT
budget by the way. as president clinton says it takes brass for to criticize for the thing you did. i will it will this you. i can give you evidence that those hor chicago misplaced pray or is by republicans voting to end medicare in order to fund tax cuts for millionaires that those priorities have helped democrats across the board. governor romney chose paul ryan as the running mate on august 11th. before august 11th if you took a look at the generic congressional ballot polling in the country, it was pretty much tied. it was, mow, i talked about that still wind when you or in the 20-yard line. we prn the still wind. they were tight. maybe up one. after august 11th when governor romney decided to double down on the republican plan to fund tax cuts for millionaires and big oil companies, the generics began to spread. instead of being in a neutral environment, we were up one, two and the. then when todd akin in late august expressed those horrific thoughts and not what he said that bothered me but what he thought about some legitimacy to forms of rape, it widen even more then disclosu
CSPAN
Oct 11, 2012 10:30pm EDT
. romney had a few of those. they paidiles, attention. what i found was even a month clinton among folks who did not care for joe biden, when he left or smiled, their attention was on those smiles and not what mr. paul ryan was saying. i do not think joe biden's facial expressions heard at all. it is scranton joe. he will occasionally make a gas. -- a gaff. he is not on a teleprompter. he most. that is everything we complain about. they are on teleprompter as an art overly scripted. when you get a real person on -- biden, -- like joe biden i did not think there was any major gaffes. the end analysis is the biggest question is, did biden man age to lose the dial -- move the dial? i do not know. he clearly did a good job. i suspect he won the debate. did he move the dial? i do not know. i cannot imagine after watching this debate who is still undecided. these two men provided very articulate, well reasoned, to completely different reasons for where this is headed. >> students will have a chance to see all this up close and personal when the debate process makes its way to win univers
CSPAN
Oct 13, 2012 2:00pm EDT
made up of former bush and clinton economic experts, that is why they said that the romney-ryan tax plan would in fact raise taxes on middle-class families with a child an average of $2,000 a year. $2,000 a year. by the way, every model looked at, from the american enterprise institute, says the same thing. folks, it is time to lift the burden of the middle class, not double down on the great recession that hit them. [applause] as a consequence of the great recession, family, middle class families lost $16 trillion in wealth, mostly in equity in their homes, they saw them evaporate, and their pension plans and their 401-k's. it is time for everybody to chip in, but we should not be surprised at their continued opposition to everyone chipping in. these are the folks who talked about 47% of the american people being unwilling to take responsibility. by the way, the congressman from wisconsin in his speech to "the spectator" said 47% of americans are these takers. i do not know who these people are they're talking about. the people of the neighborhood i grew up in, 82% pay their taxes
CSPAN
Oct 11, 2012 9:00pm EDT
supports it. >> we put together with the four men -- the former clinton budget director. here is the point. if we do not fix this soon, current seniors get caught. 10,000 people are retiring every single day. >> if we just allowed medicare to bargain for the cost of drugs that would save $156 billion right off the back. -- the bat. folks, all you seniors, have you been denied choices? having lost medicare advantage? >> if it could help solve the problem, why not a very slowly raise the medicare eligibility age by two years? >> i was there but we did that with social security in 1983. i was there of one -- of eight people negotiating with president reagan. we all got together and everybody said as long as everybody is in the deal, and everybody is making some sacrifice, we can find a way. we made the system solvent to 2033. we will not be part of any voucher plan eliminating -- the doctor says, mom, when you are 65, shop for the best insurance, you are out of medicare. it will not keep pace with health care costs. if it did keep pace, there would be no savings. that is why they go to
CSPAN
Oct 10, 2012 6:00am EDT
one that inflates when bill clinton was president, the economy created 23 million new jobs, the biggest surplus in history, a whole lot of millionaires to boot. governor romney says it is fair that he pays the same tax rate as a teacher that makes $50,000. he is wrong. i refuse to pay for that tax cut by asking you students to pay for college or kicking kids out of head start programs for limiting health-care for millions of americans who are poor or disabled or elderly. that is the choice we face in this election. that is what the election comes down to. over and over we have been told by governor romney and congress in mind that says the government cannot do everything, it should do nothing. if you cannot afford health insurance, will be do not get sick. if a company releases pollution, that is the price of progress. if you cannot afford to go to college or start a business, bar money from our parents. you know what? that is not who we are, that is not what this country is about. we believe we're in this together. we understand it is about what can be done by us as one nation
CSPAN
Oct 8, 2012 12:00pm EDT
to be more moderate and centrist, like clinton was. clinton was a good president, not counting the personal dalliances which did not mean anything anyway. i am going to vote for romney and it might be different. host: that you, george. the vice presidential candidates debate this week on thursday, but there are two more presidential debates coming up, and here they are, october 16, a town hall type debate. finally, october 22, at lynn university, in florida. that one will be focused on foreign policy. rick in maryland, independent line. what did you think of mitt romney's speech on foreign policy from the virginia military institute? caller: good morning. thank you for accepting my call. i thought it was a lot like the george bush's policies, did not make very much sense. i spent 19 months in iraq, and i listened to the story line they had us there, and it did not sound good then, it does not sound good now. i made money. he seems to be promoting the same thing, and i'm scared. i mean, it does not do anything to put us back in the driver's seat. look at the 19 months i served, and
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2012 6:30pm EDT
reminds me of one president clinton was running for reelection. i am telling my kids you are not supposed to use this word, but they hated him. it blinded them. they wound up making some bad decisions. bob dole campaign was hexed from the start. i think they are more motivated in their desire to see president obama removed. i think they have managed to do a better job of focusing their energy in a positive way. given his quirks and inability to relate to a earthlings, as it often seems like he is trying to do, he should not be doing well. given the fact we have the bad economy, crushing debt, and problems abroad, he is coming off as a tactician who says he will fix these problems. he is doing well. people on the far right are happy with that. host: william joins us from texas. caller: i am so happy to get through. this is my first time. if mitt romney were president and he went to war, would you have your kids go to war with him? guest: i think mitt romney will have to make that case and prove he is able to make large decisions on that level of politics. he is growing questions a
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2012 7:00am EDT
managed to alienate those voters. it reminds me of one president clinton was running for reelection. i am telling my kids you are not supposed to use this word, but they hated him. it blinded them. . they won't up making some decisions. bob dole campaign was hexed from the start. -- they wound up making some bad decisions. i think they are more motivated in their desire to see president obama removed. i think they have managed to do a better job of focusing their energy in the faa's the way. -- in a positive way. given his quirks and inability to relate to a earthlings, as it often seems like he is trying to do, he should not be doing well. given the fact we have the bad economy, crushing debt, and problems abroad, he is coming off as a tactician who says he will fix these problems. he is doing well. people on the far right are happy with that. host: william joins us from texas. caller: i am so happy to get through. this is my first time. if mitt romney were president and he went to war, would you have your kids go to war with him? guest: i think mitt romney will have to make that c
CSPAN
Oct 6, 2012 10:00am EDT
has totally changed our expectations about blogs and twitter. that information is clinton have been no matter what. people -- the information is going to have been no matter what. to me it is a question of the starting point to be a dialogue that will be happening constantly. we wanted to be informed with what is happening. that is the very minimum. >> i want to point out one little thing. my own members are just as guilty. there is no such thing as a 72- our rolule. the rule has been the third day. it says that if a committee report has been available, a can be called on the third day it has been available. that is when the office delivered offset printed copies to the house. things have changed markedly since then. one in the reasons we recognize electronic documents is that pds you're saying online is the same document we would create the that print from. they are the identical documents. i understand there will never be the perfect amount of time to review something whether it is short or long or anything like that. my members did in both in the period leading up to be 112 congr
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Oct 13, 2012 10:00am EDT
voters, what the first town hall from our archive. president george h. w. bush, bill clinton, and ross perot. next tuesday, watch president obama and mitt romney in their town hall debate. coverage starts at 7:00. >> in arizona, a debate wednesday night for the seat of john kyl. this debate is courtesy arizona pbs. it is about an hour. >> it is the first debate between candidates for the seat vacated by jon kyl. this is an open exchange of ideas, an opportunity for give- and-take between candidates for one of the state's most important offices. as such, interactions are allowed, provided that all sides get a fair shake and we will do our best to see that that happens. >> thanks, ted. i am happy to be with you and my colleagues. this is an opportunity -- the fact of the matter is is that over a year ago when my colleagues first approached me, the cops, the firemen and ems personnel, and said there is an open seat, you should run. the first thing i said, is i will run as far away from washington as i can. i have been there. i was not sure i wanted to go back to the dysfunction. the more
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Oct 8, 2012 12:30am EDT
has to matter at some point, as bill clinton has said. she would cut taxes by $4.1 trillion and cut spending by $360 billion. should cut taxes by 12 times the rate should cut spending. that's why the university of connecticut says it's a recipe for disaster on the deficit. >> your campaign has talked a great deal about middle-class tax cuts. not so much about poverty or issues of economic inequality. connecticut is obviously a really wealthy state. a recent report noted that half of all children live in poverty. bridgeport, new haven, waterbury are not that far behind. what is your campaign doing to address poverty issues? are there any party programs that are off-limits from budget cuts? -- any poverty programs off limits from budget cuts? >> i absolutely believe we have to have a safety net in place to take care of those people who can't take care of themselves. they did not opt to be in this situation. many of them are struggling. we are a benevolent nation that we want to take care of those who can't take care of themselves. however, i think the best way out of poverty is to hav
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Oct 6, 2012 2:00pm EDT
restoration act. it was a law passed virtually unanimously by congress, signed by president clinton in 1993 in order to restore the scope of religious freedom that had existed. it was struck down as applied to the states in 1997 but still applied to the federal government. i think we have already had two earlier decisions from district court on the merits of that, both of them involving private for-profit plaintiffs, and the issue is split just among those first two courts. there are procedural issues because of the ongoing regulatory process that might create a sort of interim step, but that actually is probably going to get resolved between now and august 1, 2013. the administrative process will be done, and the courts will invariably go straight to the merits, and you will start to get married decisions uniformly by the end of next year. >> does that depend on what the administration does and who wins and all that? >> not really. what the administration has put into play by virtue of the regulatory process is a relatively limited piece of the entire problem, and the constraints put
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Oct 11, 2012 10:00am EDT
of interest is the clinton era debt buyback program which in many ways was aal gas to an lsap. between -- analagous to an lsap. the treasury purchased bonds with a face value of 63.5 billion which was then 10% of outstanding stock of treasury securities. much as with an lsap this repurchase program appeared to have a powerful negative effect with long-term rates falling sharply relative to short-term rates. in contrast to what we have seen with lsaps thus far, it was also associated with what appear to be a quite pronounced increase in treasury specific scarcity. one way this scarcity manifested itself at the time was a widening, this is a little bit of a techie thing, a widening in something called the treasury swap spread which rose to something like 120 to 130 basis points in the spring of 2000. we have not seen anything like that in the current environment. so the lesson i just want to highlight is that we should continue to develop and monitor a variety of metrics of the scarcity phenomenon because they may be helpful on a going forward basis in terms of providing an earl
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Oct 9, 2012 8:00pm EDT
, as president clinton said. the reality is that any past or on tax reform that promises to cut rates will either end up failing to reduce the deficit or failing to protect the middle class from a net tax increase. you can, at most, achieved two of these goals. anyone pushing a plan purporting to accomplish all three is not telling the truth. the sooner we are honest with ourselves about this, the easier it will be to negotiate an actual compromise on taxes and on deficit reduction. in 1986, we chose to cut the top rate and protect the middle class. we did not seek to reduce the deficit. simpson-bowles seeks to cut the top rate and reduce the deficit but did not shield the middle class. -- from a net tax increase. we need a third approach that project -- prioritizes reducing the deficit and protecting the middle class and is willing to forgo a reduction in the top rate and that is what i am proposing today. what should this proposal look like? it would have three principles -- first, as in 1986, it still makes sense to reduce the number of expenditures in the code to the extent possib
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Oct 11, 2012 5:00pm EDT
hillary clinton or -- everybody thinks she will give it a serious look. nobody knows for sure. terry mcauliffe is out there -- what do you think? who else? >> andrew cuomo? >> i think he will look at that. >> and martin o'malley. >> there will be no private equity person running again. if romney is not elected, who will be the presumptive nominee for the republicans, 2016? presumptive? the >> you will have to fight marco rubio. there is a long bench. we think chris christie will also go for it. the order bobby jindal already working for it. >> let's assume obama is elected, and clinton will step down as secretary of state, so who will be the next secretary of state and treasury if obama is elected? if romney selected, who will be secretaries of state and treasury? >> susan rice. i think her chances were greatly diminished by her performance on the five sunday shows a couple of weeks back, and that will come back to bite her in a confirmation. >> i thought she was relating what she had been told by the intelligence community? >> the increasing information is that that was not what the
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Oct 11, 2012 1:00pm EDT
shoutout to hillary clinton and the united population fund, yesterday in very high level meetings pledged nearly $50 million for a campaign to end child marriage. [applause] >> i'd like now to ask eleanor smeal to join me. i've had the great privilege of working with her for 25 years. she is one of the contemporary women's movements and one of its most recognized leaders. in 1980 she was the first to define and prove the gender gap that it existed and she has been a key force ever since to secure women's rights. please welcome eleanor smeal. [applause]. >> thank you this is quite a year for us. this is also the 25th anniversary for the feminist majority. and kathy never gets introduced in her own right. i want to introduce katherine spillar who has kept us going in so many ways and now is executive editor of "ms.." and that's not in name only, that's in reality. she gets the get. she gets the story. she makes sure that we're always not only relevant but that we're ahead of times and that everything from rape is rape campaign to cracking in and showing what the army of god is. we h
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Oct 7, 2012 9:30pm EDT
$250,000 per year that we should go back to the rates we had when bill clinton was president creating 23 million new jobs and creating more millionaires to boot. we can not only reduce the deficit, encourage job growth through small businesses that we're able to make the investments that are necessary in indication our energy. host: president obama wednesday night at the first debate. alan viard. guest: there are a few things i would take issue with. the bush tax cut to expire for the high income levels and we would be going back to the rate prevailed under president clinton. that is not quite right. there will be a new tax called the unearned medicare income tax will impose an extra 3.8% on interest, dividends, and capital gains. that will be 3.8% higher than clinton tax rates. there will also be a medicare tax will increase. i think that 18 numbers right for cutting taxes on small businesses. republicans have made a tactical mistake when they tried to market this on the ground that they are for small business. the goal of the tax cut is to remove distortions in the economy, but when
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Oct 7, 2012 10:30am EDT
matter at some point, as bill clinton has said it bit convention. she would cut taxes by $4.1 trillion and cut spending by $360 billion. should cut taxes by 12 times the rate should cut spending. that's why the university of connecticut says it's a recipe for disaster on the deficit. >> your campaign has talked a great deal about middle-class tax cuts. not so much about poverty or issues of economic inequality. connecticut is a very well the state but our state capital, a recent report noted half of all children live in poverty. bridgeport, new haven, waterbury are not that far behind. what is your campaign doing to address poverty issues? are there any party programs that are off-limits from budget cuts? -- any poverty programs off limits from budget cuts? >> i absolutely believe we have to have a safety net in place to take care of those people who can't take care of themselves. they did not opt to be in this situation. we are a benevolent nation that we want to take care of those who can't take care of themselves. however, i think the best way out of poverty is to have a jo
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Oct 10, 2012 8:00pm EDT
kill our personnel. i deeply appreciate secretary clinton's efforts to cooperate with this investigation. she stepped in and instructed her people to cooperate and they have. additionally, if i have had conversations directly with the secretary and i believe our service together since 2001 in the u.s. congress plays no small part in her recognition of the role we serve on both sides of the dome. today, however, this hearing has been called for the express purpose of examining security failures that led to the benghazi tragedy. safe-haven within the compound, which some state department officials seemed to think could protect the benghazi compound inhabitants, did not work. in retrospect, it cannot be expected to work. the overall level of security at the compound did not meet the threat or standards under any reasonable assessment for a facility of this kind. today's hearing is the result of concerned citizens with direct knowledge of the events in libya a ultimately reaching this committee. as we look back on what occurred, our challenge is to identify things that clearly
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Oct 12, 2012 2:00pm EDT
2,000 eight. at 10: 10 p.m. bill clinton and bush and ross me row. and then watch mitt romney in their town hall debate. >> coming up we'll go live to the university of wisconsin la crosse for a campaign stop for joe biden. we'll get to hear his thoughts after last night's debate. we'll join it live. more coverage with mitt romney. he is in a rally in ohio this afternoon. he will be teamed up with paul ryan. that gets under way at 5: 40 eastern. while we wait on that to get under way we look at a briefing. >> good afternoon everyone thanks for being here. before we start, i just thought i'd say if i might in what you could consider a personal privilege setting aside acements of winners and losers. i worked with the vice president for two years and traveled with him around the country and the world. i took extreme pleasure in watching the debate last night because of the way he demonstrated his passion and his wisdom and the joy that he brings to the job of serving the american people as vice president and of working with this president to bring about positive change for the middle clas
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Oct 12, 2012 8:00pm EDT
group called the tax policy center made up of former bush and former clinton economic experts, that is why they said that the romney-ryan tax plan would in fact raise taxes on middle-class families with a child an average of $2,000 a year. $2,000 a year. and by the way, every model looked at it from the so-called -- the american enterprise institute -- they say the same thing. taxes will have to be raised on the middle-class if they succeed with the tax cut. folks, it is time to lift the burning off the middle class, and a double down on the great recession -- lift the burden off the middle class, not double down on the great recession that hit them. [applause] as a consequence of the great recession, middle-class families lost $16 trillion in wolf appeared mostly in equity in their homes. they saw them evaporate and their pension plans. it is time for everyone to chip been come including the wealthy. as i said last night, we should not be surprised at their continued opposition to everyone chipping in. these other folks to talk about 47% of the american people being unwilling to ta
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Oct 12, 2012 9:00am EDT
. >> we put it together with the former clinton budget director. here is the point. if we do not fix this soon, current seniors get caught. 10,000 people are retiring every single day. >> if we just allow medicare to bargain for the cost of drugs, that would save $156 billion right off the bat. folks, all you seniors, have you been denied choices? have you lost medicare advantage? >> if it could help solve the problem, why not very slowly raise the medicare eligibility age by two years? >> i was there when we did that with social security in 1983. i was one of eight people negotiating with president reagan. we all got together and everybody said as long as everybody is in the deal, and everybody is making some sacrifice, we can find a way. we made the system solvent to 2033. we will not be part of any voucher plan eliminating -- the doctor says, mom, when you are 65, shop for the best insurance, you are out of medicare. it will not keep pace with health care costs. if it did keep pace, there would be no savings. that is why they go to the voucher. we will be no part of the voucher pr
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Oct 13, 2012 4:21pm EDT
barack obama and john mccain in 2008. then george bush, bill clinton and ross perot. carper shares at 7:00 eastern. >> today on our facebook page, we are asking what is your favorite moments from a presidential town hall debate. join the discussion and see what others are saying. >> mary bono mack and democratic challenger raul ruiz face off in their only televised debate in the california's 36 congressional debate. the debate is moderated by the desert sun and kmir 6. this is an hour. >> good evening. welcome to this special decision 2012 by white and blue coverage of the 36th congressional district debate between congress woman mary bono mack and dr. raul ruiz. tonight's debate is presented by kmir 6 and the desteert sun. before getting down to business, keep in mind this is the first and only televised debate -- the pre -- debate between the candidates. i will be acting as your moderator. on the panel is a political correspondent for "the desert sun." my co-anchor has been reporting for 8 years now. there will be asking tough questions tonight while i try to keep the candidates
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